Saturday, June 13, 2015

Dry run

Until very recently, John Doran was familiar to me only as an excellent music writer and editor of The Quietus. So it came as some surprise to learn that he was a (barely) functioning alcoholic for more than twenty years. This brief account of his experience (a snapshot of the content of his new book Jolly Lad) indicates that quitting drinking was merely the very first step on a long road to recovery, and he pulls no punches about how tough it's been, but it's heartening to see that he's finally battling his demons and winning.

(Thanks to Dave for the link.)

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